It’s not 1995 and niche markets don’t win elections

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It's not 1995 and niche markets don't win elections

Piece of advice to the democ­rats. They are for­get­ting that the times are different.

If you watched MSNBC this morn­ing, you wouldn’t have under­stood that the GOP passed a bill last night that delayed a shut­down for a week and fully funded the mil­i­tary for the rest of the year. You wouldn’t have heard about the rever­sal in Wis­con­sin until 9:30 a.m.

If this was 1995 then the gen­eral pub­lic would have no idea at all…

…but it’s not 1995 There is Fox, there are the blogs, there is face­book, there is twit­ter and Rush Lim­baugh is no longer the only game in town.

Put sim­ply the democ­rats no mat­ter how much they want to pre­tend oth­er­wise do not have con­trol of the mes­sage and if there is a shut­down are going to lose huge.

The prob­lem is they have no idea what other cards to play. The Morn­ing Joe crowd is speak­ing to a small audi­ence that is already con­vinced, addi­tion­ally they have been wrong about every GOP move since before the last election.

There is a liv­ing in deal­ing with a niche mar­ket so the Media will be OK, but democ­rats don’t need a niche mar­ket, they need a major­ity. As Ed Mor­ris­sey puts it:

Really? We’re not going to fund the gov­ern­ment because the House refuses to fund Planned Par­ent­hood? That’s a posi­tion, all right. Let’s see Democ­rats run on it.

And Open Secrets pro­vides a list of Planned par­ent­hood con­tri­bu­tions. More than a quar­ter mil­lion to dems vs $2k for repub­li­cans. That is what this elec­tion is all about.

UPDATE: BTW that’s just fed­eral con­tri­bu­tions, that doesn’t count the state level democrats.

Update 2: Great minds think alike

Update 3: Stacy and Ann reminds us Abor­tion is a sacra­ment to the left.

Piece of advice to the democrats. They are forgetting that the times are different.

If you watched MSNBC this morning, you wouldn’t have understood that the GOP passed a bill last night that delayed a shutdown for a week and fully funded the military for the rest of the year. You wouldn’t have heard about the reversal in Wisconsin until 9:30 a.m.

If this was 1995 then the general public would have no idea at all…

…but it’s not 1995 There is Fox, there are the blogs, there is facebook, there is twitter and Rush Limbaugh is no longer the only game in town.

Put simply the democrats no matter how much they want to pretend otherwise do not have control of the message and if there is a shutdown are going to lose huge.

The problem is they have no idea what other cards to play. The Morning Joe crowd is speaking to a small audience that is already convinced, additionally they have been wrong about every GOP move since before the last election.

There is a living in dealing with a niche market so the Media will be OK, but democrats don’t need a niche market, they need a majority. As Ed Morrissey puts it:

Really? We’re not going to fund the government because the House refuses to fund Planned Parenthood? That’s a position, all right. Let’s see Democrats run on it.

And Open Secrets provides a list of Planned parenthood contributions. More than a quarter million to dems vs $2k for republicans. That is what this election is all about.

UPDATE: BTW that’s just federal contributions, that doesn’t count the state level democrats.

Update 2: Great minds think alike

Update 3: Stacy and Ann reminds us Abortion is a sacrament to the left.